This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Review fathers’ rights in the UK.

Our current family court system is not fit for purpose, because it gives the mother custody for the vast majority of the time. Studies have shown that shared custody is far more beneficial for the child.

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We need a level playing field and to put fathers back with their children. Adopt shared custody as the norm and penalise parents who needlessly alienate the other parent. Reduce the costs of fighting to see your child. The costs of current system prohibit parents from fighting to see their children. Just as we need to get more women into boardrooms and close the pay gap, we need to empower men to be the fathers their children need.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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